Travelport Wins ‘Best Agent Friendly Supplier’

Travelport Wins ‘Best Agent Friendly Supplier’

One travel industry supplier won three, and three suppliers each won two, of the 23 Irish Travel Trade Awards 2014 presented at the Irish Travel Industry Christmas Party at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin – Burlington Road, on Friday night – including a delighted Travelport who again won the coveted ‘Best Agent Friendly Supplier’ overall award, as well as regaining ‘Best Travel Technology Provider’. 

Tanya and Philip Airey celebrate in triplicate with Irish Travel Trade Awards for ‘Best Sun Tour Operator’, ‘Best Specialist Tour Operator’, and ‘Best Long Haul Tour Operator’


All staff working for a licensed and bonded travel agency anywhere on the island of Ireland were eligible to vote and the voting forms were submitted directly to, and then independently collated and audited, by international accountants and consultants Grant Thornton.

All fully completed, eligible Voting Forms received were entered into a prize draw, with the winner being randomly selected by Grant Thornton’s computer. Andrea McHugh, Curragh Travel, Newbridge, Co Kildare, was announced the winner of the Irish Travel Trade Awards Voters Prize of a trip for two to Malta, including return flights ex-Dublin to Malta, plus accommodation for three or four nights (depending on flight schedules) in a 4-star hotel, courtesy of the Malta Tourism Authority and Irish Travel Trade News.

Andrea McHugh, Curragh Travel, receives her ITTN Voter’s Prize of a trip for two to Malta, including return flights ex-Dublin to Malta, plus accommodation for three/four nights in a 4-star hotel, from Alex Incorvaja, Malta Tourism Authority

 2014 Irish Travel Trade Awards – All the Winners

Best Europe Destination:  Spain

Best Americas Destination:  Florida

Best Middle East / Africa Destination:  Dubai

Best Asia / Pacific Destination:  Thailand

Best Worldwide Sun Destination:  Mexico


Best Sun Holiday Tour Operator:  Sunway

Best Ski Tour Operator:  Topflight

Best Specialist Tour Operator:  Sunway

Best Long Haul Tour Operator:  Sunway


Best Airline to Europe:  Aer Lingus

Best Airline to North America:  Aer Lingus

Best Long Haul Airline:  Etihad Airways

Best Business Class Airline:  Etihad Airways


Best Ferry Company:  Irish Ferries

Best Cruise Company (3/4 Star):  Royal Caribbean International

Best Cruise Company (5/6 Star):  Celebrity Cruises

Best River Cruise Company:  Uniworld


Best Car Rental Company:  Hertz

Best Rail Company:  Voyages-sncf


Best National Tourist Office:  Spain

Best Accommodation Provider:  BookaBed

Best Travel Technology Provider:  Travelport


Best Agent Friendly Supplier:  Travelport

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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